Long time computer users and system admins know the importance of performing a regular backup and keeping all product keys in a safe location. Typically, the product key (also known as serial number, CD key, activation key) can be found on the software CD/DVD box.
The product key or activation key of Windows is also typically located on the genuine box or on the back side of your PC, if your Windows came pre-installed on your PC.
Users generally need to activate Windows and other software right after performing a clean install or reinstall. So it’s always a good idea to have the product keys of all installed software on your PC in place without beginning the re-install Windows.
Related: Recovering Windows product key from unbootable PC.
If you are planning to reinstall Windows 7 and also looking for a way to recover the product key from the current Windows 7 installation, here is a tool to simplify your job.
Recovering Windows 7 Product key is simple with KeyFinder Pro. KeyFinder Pro is a freeware for Windows to recover Windows and Office product keys in a jiffy.
The tool can recover Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007, and Office 2010 product keys. And the best part about this tool is that it’s a standalone tool, which means it requires no installation.
KeyFinder tool is extremely easy-to-use. The home screen, as you can see, displays your Windows and Office product keys. It even lets you save recovered product keys in a text file or print out the keys so that you can store paper containing product keys in a safe location. KeyFinder Pro is a small (388 KB) file and is available to download from the below mentioned link.
NOTE: KeyFinder can recover Windows and Office keys only. It doesn’t support other popular software such as Photoshop and antivirus software.